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Virtual Town Hall Meeting

September 18, 2020
​If you were unable to attend the Virtual Town Hall Meeting of September 23, 2020 held in collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Health (Dr. Mark Lysyshyn) and the Tla’amin Nation (Hegus Clint Williams), but would like to view the video, please click here .
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Superintendents Update

September 08, 2020
​Dear Families of School District 47,  I wanted to further update you on the restart of school next week. By this time you should have been contacted by your school to confirm which options for learning you have chosen for your child. Approximately 90% of our families have indicated their children...
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Superintendents Update - SD 47 Restart Plan

August 29, 2020
​August 28, 2020  Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,  This is an update to my letter of August 21, 2020 outlining our now approved Restart Plan  for the 2020/21 school year.  We hosted a successful Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, August 26th to collect more feedback to inform our plan moving forward. We...
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Virtual Town Hall Meeting - Back to School Restart Plan

August 28, 2020
​Thank you to all who were able to participate in the Virtual Town Hall Meeting this past Wednesday, August 26th. If you are interested in reviewing the presentation, or if you were unable to attend the event and would like to see it, a recording of it has now been posted online along...
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SD 47 Proposed Restart Plan

August 21, 2020
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,  I am reaching out to you as we approach the start of the 2020/2021 school year. I know you have many questions about how school will look in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff at School District 47 and your schools have been working hard to...
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August 12, 2020: Orientation week ensures a safe, ready and welcome return to school

August 12, 2020
​ To ensure schools are ready to welcome students into classrooms for the week of Sept. 8-11, 2020, there will be a gradual restart to allow extra time to orient students and staff on the new health and safety measures in place.
Click here for the full news release. 
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Letter from Dr. Jay Yule, Superintendent, re; September 2020 school startup

August 10, 2020
​ Pl ease read  here  - a letter from Dr. Jay Yule, Superintendent followed by the Government's announced school startup plan for September 2020.
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Health & Safety Guidelines

May 29, 2020
​Current district and school based health and safety guidelines and protocols are available online as well as other related materials concerning the June 1st partial return to in-class instruction. 
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Brooks Ultra Marathon

April 30, 2020
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Privacy Graphics

April 05, 2020
SD47 has created some digital resources to help staff, parents, and students, focus on privacy and remote learning. We support our teachers in the amazing effort they are making to ensure education happens, and students excel even in difficult cirumstances. Stay safe, learn, and wash your hands.​
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Bus Applications for 2020-2021 School Year

April 01, 2020
​If you wish to apply for busing for the 2020-2021 school year, please submit an application through the  District Forms Site by May 1, 2020.  Please call 604-414-2612 if you require further information.
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Policies and Administrative Procedures for Feedback

February 14, 2020
​Please let us know if you have any feedback with respect to the attached Policies or Administrative Procedures by emailing info@sd47.bc.ca by March 31, 2020. ...
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2022-2023 District Calendar for Feedback

February 14, 2020
Please let us know if you have any feedback with respect to the proposed School District Calendar for 2022-2023 by emailing info@sd47.bc.ca  - deadline March 9, 2020.​ ...
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Provincial Health Officer Letter to Parents, re: Novel Corona Virus

February 09, 2020
​ The Provincial Health Officer has provided a letter to School Districts to share with parents and guardians regarding the novel coronavirus.  To view the letter, please see below.
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2019-2023 Strategic Plan

January 07, 2020
The Powell River Board of Education has recently published its four year strategic and operational plan, these documents along with other related information can all be viewed in the strategic planning section of the website.


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Climate Strike Letter to Families

September 26, 2019
​Please read the attached letter from Superintendent Dr. Jay Yule regarding the planned Climate Strike walkout on September 27th. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your school administrator. 
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Proposed School Calendars Available For Input

February 13, 2019
​Our draft School Calendars for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 are available for your feedback (please click on the links below).  Please email info@sd47.bc.ca by March 8, 2019 with any suggestions you may have.  Many thanks. Local School Calendar 2020_2021 2.pdf   Local School Calendar 2021_2022.pdf   ...
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Parent and Guardian Letter - Talk to your youth about drugs

June 19, 2017
​ Please see the attached letter to parents and guardians from the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance use.
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Providing relief during tramatic events

June 19, 2017
​Staff and Community Members,

First and foremost our prayers and sympathies go out to all families and friends affected by this tragedy. We are a close community and we will come together to support one another through these difficult times. We have debriefed with our critical incident team and will have...
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Anxiety Presentation Postponed

February 05, 2017
The scheduled presentation on Anxiety that was intended to occur on Monday February 6th has now been recheduled for Thursday February 16th. Thank you
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Student Reporting

October 05, 2016
​See attachment below to view letter from Hon. Mike Bernier, Minister of Education to Parents.
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Ministry Announcement Regarding New Curriculum

May 26, 2016
​The Ministry of Education has released information regarding the upcoming changes with the new curriculum. Attached you will find information regarding changes to Provincial Assessment, a set of Q&A's regarding the New Curriculum as well as letter from the Deputy Minister regarding the changes. For further details on the redesigned curriculum,...
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Tla'amin Nation Celebration

April 12, 2016
On Saturday, representatives from School District #47 and others in the community joined in the Tla'amin Nation celebration of the enactment of their treaty.  Hegus Clint Williams was presented with a sculpture that was commissioned by the Board and created by retired teacher, Ed Oldfield. The juvenile chinook salmon represents the...
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PIE 2015 Showcase

January 10, 2016
​This collaborative project combines the song, We Love PIE (written and performed by Stella Swanson and her Family Band) with video recorded by Tao Werner at our 2015 Camp Imadene Showcase.  Visit our  Featured Videos page ​ for more videos!​ ​  
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Revised School Calendar 2015-2016

January 06, 2016
​Please see attached revised School Calendar (addition of two Pro-D Days).
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Open Letter to Community

December 22, 2015
​ Read an Open Letter to the Community of Powell River regarding the current labour dispute as well as the current and hopeful future roles of the Board of Education.
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Board Letter to BCSTA

December 22, 2015
The School District 47 Board of Education has submitted a letter to Ms. Teresa Rezansoff, President of the British Columbia School Trustees Association regarding the failed negations between the Province and BC Teachers Federation. The letter in its entirety is attached.
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Message from Superintendent

December 22, 2015
Read the attached announcement for more information on the continued labour dispute​ and the affect that it may have on school start up next week. For a historical background to this current labour dispute see our  Job Action page.
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Open Access to ERAC Database

December 22, 2015
Thanks to the generosity of our vendor community, ERAC (Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium) has arranged for BC students and their parents to gain easy home access to the  ERAC Online Database Bundle  until schools reopen for the new school year. Please share this good news with your students and parents as soon as possible!...
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Adopt a School

December 22, 2015
Coles Town Centre has chosen to “Adopt” Texada Elementary School this year. Coles is currently fundraising to support book purchases for the school library. Individuals can “Adopt” as well, simply by following this link. Adoption takes about 30 seconds to complete and can be done for free, or with an optional...
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Summer 2015 Programs

October 07, 2015
​The past summer of 2015 offered many students a diverse range of programming. Over 200 students accessed or participated in the programs offered by School District 47 this year.  Read all about it.....
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We've got a Yapp for that!

September 05, 2015
In September 2015 ​Schools in School District 47 are introducing a new way to communicate directly with Parents and Students via their Smartphones. By downloading the Yapp App and adding your Child's school you can receive instant updates about upcoming events at your child's school, as well as find quick links...
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Minister Bernier's Letter to Parents

September 01, 2015
​Over the past three years the Ministry has been working closely with Teachers and other stake holders to review school curriculum. Please read the attached letter from the Education Minister regarding some of the outcomes of that process.
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Students on Public Transit

August 18, 2015
​With school start up just around the corner this is a good time to remind students of the importance of safety while travelling on public transit. Below is a letter from the Management and Drivers of Powell River Transit, we hope that parents and students take some time to read through...
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New Principal of Kelly Creek

June 27, 2015
Kelly Creek Community School, effective August 1, 2015.   Mr. Rounis has 19 years' experience in all areas of the field of education: elementary and secondary, teaching and administration - in urban and rural communities.  Mr. Rounis has a Masters in Leadership and Administration.  He is presently employed by School District 68...
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Online Ferry Survey

June 10, 2015
Students in other ferry-dependent communities travel for free to sports and school-related events and Powell River area kids deserve the same benefit. In order for BC Ferries to implement a program similar to what is in place currently for student travel on the Lower Sunshine Coast, a fare increase averaging 0.8%...
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Rx Health Presentation

June 05, 2015
​Come join us at Rx Wellness THIS Saturday, June 6 (6pm to 9pm) at Max Cameron. Rx Wellness is Powell River’s first Ted-style speaker series to explore Physical, Emotional, Spiritual and Social wellness. Proceeds support youth health and wellness initiatives in Powell River, including the bike libraries that our kids and...
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The Future of Food in Powell River

May 22, 2015
  From our Farmers to our tables: Full Circle Farm, an initiative of the Society for the Advancement of Local Sustainable Agriculture (SALSA), is conducting a survey for which the underlying question is “To grow or not to grow?” More and more people want to know what they are putting into...
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Bus Application

May 21, 2015
​ Applications to ride the School Bus during the 2015/2016 year are due by the end of this month. This year the District will be modifying all of their route schedules, therefore it will be important for students to receive their passes, along with a route schedule, prior to the end of...
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Kindergarten Registration Open

January 15, 2015
​ Please see the attached notice regarding Early Registration for the 2015/2016. School Registration for 2015-16--Mar 31-15.pdf Please note: Registration is only required for new students, Kindergarten, and In-District Transfers. Deadline for early registration is March 31, 2015. Registrations submitted after March 31, 2015, will be subject to school availability. Please...
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Kindergarten Registration Open

January 14, 2015
​ Please see the attached notice regarding Early Registration for the 2015/2016. School Registration for 2015-16--Mar 31-15.pdf Please note: Registration is only required for new students, Kindergarten, and In-District Transfers. Deadline for early registration is March 31, 2015. Registrations submitted after March 31, 2015, will be subject to school availability. Please...

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Virtual Town Hall Meeting

September 18, 2020
​If you were unable to attend the Virtual Town Hall Meeting of September 23, 2020 held in collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Health (Dr. Mark Lysyshyn) and the Tla’amin Nation (Hegus Clint Williams), but would like to view the video, please click here .
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Superintendents Update

September 08, 2020
​Dear Families of School District 47,  I wanted to further update you on the restart of school next week. By this time you should have been contacted by your school to confirm which options for learning you have chosen for your child. Approximately 90% of our families have indicated their children...
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Superintendents Update - SD 47 Restart Plan

August 29, 2020
​August 28, 2020  Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,  This is an update to my letter of August 21, 2020 outlining our now approved Restart Plan  for the 2020/21 school year.  We hosted a successful Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, August 26th to collect more feedback to inform our plan moving forward. We...
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Virtual Town Hall Meeting - Back to School Restart Plan

August 28, 2020
​Thank you to all who were able to participate in the Virtual Town Hall Meeting this past Wednesday, August 26th. If you are interested in reviewing the presentation, or if you were unable to attend the event and would like to see it, a recording of it has now been posted online along...
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SD 47 Proposed Restart Plan

August 21, 2020
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,  I am reaching out to you as we approach the start of the 2020/2021 school year. I know you have many questions about how school will look in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff at School District 47 and your schools have been working hard to...